Monday, October 14, 2013

Winter Melon Pork Soup (Slow-Cooker)

It is always a good day for soup, so people say, and I agree. Chilled soups for humid season, hot soups for cold nights.

Admittedly, I've only ever been a fan of hot soup. Dunk in some bread and I have all the juice I need to vacuum the entire house before I start thinking about ..grilled steak, teriyaki chicken, Abbe's chocolate cupcakes, Shirley's pasta and the sort.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Winter Melon Pork Soup

This is clear soup, made the the slow-cooker way. Long hours of cooking breathe a lot of flavour into soups. For me, very little seasoning is required. Some may find the taste too light but I enjoy plain soups as much as rich ones.

- 2 cups of pork ribs
- 6 dried mushrooms (soak in water to rehydrate, this can take 1-2 hours or more)
- 1 cup winter melon (cut into cubes)
- 5 baby carrots (halved)
- 4-5 cups water
- 2 stalks spring onion for garnishing (chopped)
- Pinch of salt and pepper

Ingredients: Spring onions, Pork ribs, Dried mushrooms, Winter Melon
...oops, where's the carrot?!

1) Place all the ingredients into the slow cooker.
2) Season with a just pinch of salt and pepper.
3) Add water.
4) Set cooker on "high" and cook for 3 hours.
aste and season further, if required. Cook for another 30 minutes to infuse the flavour. 
5) Serve garnished with chopped spring onions.

Toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker

Add water and carrots (I forgot these), season!

Winter Melon Pork Soup garnished with spring onions
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  1. my kind of soup going to have that on weekend. cheers!

  2. A slow cooker soup! I think I love you!!!! :) x

    1. Thank you, Abbe. The feeling is mutual ;) xx

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  4. Hi Sharon,

    This is a nice and comforting soup for ALL seasons. Very nice!


    1. Hi Zoe, Thank you so much! I am a soup fanatic ^.^


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